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Murder probe downgraded and suspect released after Appledore death deemed to be accidental

A man arrested on suspicion of murder has been released - and it's now thought the victim died accidentally.

Forensics officers and detectives spent several hours in Military Road, Appledore after being called at 4.30pm yesterday.

Military Road, Ashford
Military Road, Ashford
Military Road, Ashford
Military Road, Ashford

A man in his 40s, who has since been identified, was found dead at the scene and a man in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of his murder.

Police also appealed for anyone who saw anything suspicious between Friday night and yesterday afternoon to come forward.

But following inquiries and results of a post-mortem, the death is currently being treated as accidental and the suspect has been released under investigation, police tonight confirmed.

Police have been asked what the nature of the man's injuries were and if any criminal investigation is ongoing.

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